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Drewry: BRIC nations still forging ahead

Container traffic in the four BRIC nations is seeing significant growth, and after the first half of 2013, the level is 7.1 percent higher than in the same period last year, according to Drewry.

The ports in Brazil, Russia, China and India are still experiencing significant growth, and the most recent report from Drewry Container Insight Weekly notes that growth in the first six months of the year reached a whopping 7.1 percent higher than in the same period 2012. Converted into containers, this number means that the BRIC nations handled 90.7 million teu by the end of July. Last year saw a total BRIC container growth of 7.6 percent compared to 2011.

The huge growth in the recent year significantly outperformed the European ports, which managed to retain the level reahced last year, while North American ports only achieved growth of 1.2 percent.

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